Friday, March 16, 2012
COMMUNITY's Inspector Spacetime Once Married...Himself
NBC's sitcom Community returned after a lengthy hiatus last night and made time for more of their show-within-a-show Doctor Who parody Inspector Spacetime. Or did they make...space?
In the episode "Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich," which centered around character Shirley Bennett renewing her wedding vows at Greendale Community College, Inspector Spacetime fans Abed Nadir and Troy Barnes offer their assistance with the wedding planning. "We can help too," remarks Troy. "We just saw the Inspector Spacetime wedding episode, so we know which pitfalls to avoid."
Abed chimes in with advice from the episode. "Be sure to get a DNA reading of your prospective mate," he said. "Inspector Spacetime ended up marrying himself as a baby."
Later, after Abed and Troy "purge" their weirdness in order to be more socially acceptable during the wedding ceremony, Troy tries to snap Abed back to his traditionally weird self by acting like Inspector Spacetime's companion, Constable Reginald "Reggie" Wigglesworth. "Inspector Spacetime," begins Troy, "thank the Cosmic Engineer I found you."
Abed, who is busy dancing with a girl, shrugs him off. "Troy, this is hardly the time."
"Or is it hardly...the space?"
"Okay, I see what you did there, but I have to back to my Lindbergh Lean with...Sorry, I didn't catch your name."
"Inspector, what sort of creature would be doing a dance like the Lindbergh Lean?"
Abed ponders for a moment, slipping back to his old self. "Blogons?"
Abed's dance partner interrupts, saying her name is Danielle. "Constable Reggie," remarks Abed, "it appears as though the Blogons have developed the ability to take human form."
Troy then empties a nearby plastic serving bowl, hands it to Abed as his "Photonic Bowler Hat" and the two leave the wedding to go off on Blogon patrol.